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7TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY: The Dover-Foxcroft Firefighters Association (DFFA), a non-profit organization, will be hosting their 7th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on the weekend of Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th on Sebec Lake. Weigh-in station will be at Greeley’s Landing and derby hours on Saturday will be 7 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 7 AM to 3 PM. Registration tickets will cost $3 for 1 or $5 for 2. Tickets include, derby entry and shore prizes which will be drawn on Sunday at 12 PM. Over $1,600 in total prizes will be awarded. Purchase your tickets at Mountains Market, C & J Variety, DFFD members, Misty Morning Bait Shop, Sebec County Store and at the Weigh-in Station during the derby. Keep in mind, that all State of Maine ice fishing laws and rules will apply. For more information contact Joe at 343-2267.
TOWN OF WELLINGTON 190th event: The Wellington History Group and the Wellington Community Church will be holding the Town of Wellington’s 190th Celebration on Saturday, February 24th from 6 to 8:30 PM. The event will be held at the Wellington Town Office on Harmony Road in Wellington. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a presentation by town historian, Roger Ricker, share community memories, kick off of the“10 Years to 200” Countdown have refreshments, watch a picture show and more. For more information contact Danny York at 355-4392.
SUMMERFEST PARTICIPANTS WANTED: Save the dates for a Fishing Derby that will take place on Saturday, July 14th and Summerfest that will be held on Saturday, July 21st. Summerfest’s theme for 2018 will be Rubber Ducky. Summerfest is currently seeking parade participants, musicians, artists, vendors, educational booths and volunteers to help out with this years events. For more information visit Facebook at St. Albans SummerFest, the town webpage or contact Kim 924-4555 or Anita 938-4059. Tee-shirts will be available soon.
REPUBLICANS TO CAUCUS: Dena Worster, Chair of the Palmyra Republican Committee, has announced that the Palmyra Republicans will caucus at 10 AM on Saturday, February 24th at the Palmyra Community Center. The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the State Convention, elect members to the Somerset County Committee, and organize for the upcoming elections. All Palmyra Republicans are urged to attend this event. The State Convention will be held on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th at the Augusta Civic Center. This is an excellent opportunity for local Republicans to meet and speak with those who are running for office. For more information email Dena at
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a Turkey Pie Supper on Saturday, March 3rd from 4:30 to 6 PM. The menu includes all meat turkey pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, drinks and homemade dessert. The cost for the meal will be $8 and $4 for children under the age of 12. The church is located at 900 Main Street on Route 2 and is handicapped accessible with ample parking.
The Palmyra Baptist Worship Center Soup Kitchen/Food Bank is in need of non-perishable food items. During the recent cold weather, needs in the local area have grown as people choose between heat and food. Drop-offs welcome at 768 Main Street, Thursday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Monetary donations would also be accepted. For more information contact 416-8159.
COFFEE HOUSE: The Garland Community Baptist Church will be hosting a Coffee House on Saturday, February 24th at 6:30 PM. All are invited to join in for music and fellowship. No admission required to attend. The Church is located on 24 Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-6475 or visit
SUPER SITTER CLASS: A Super Sitter Course will be offered by the Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Education Department on Thursday, February 22nd from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at SVH. The course is open to students in grades 6 through 8, who have a desire to learn the skills to become an effective babysitter. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, which will end on Tuesday, February 20th. The cost of the class is $30. For more information or to register contact 487-3890 extension 2731 or TTY 487-4590.
The First Congregational Church will be holding their 5th Annual Cabin Fever Auction on Saturday, March 3rd. The Church is currently accepting good serviceable items, antiques, collectibles and furniture; however, clothing and electronics will not be accepted. Items may be dropped off at Pennywise Thrift Store at 134 Somerset Avenue, Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Be sure to clearly mark the donations for the auction. For more information, contact Kerma at 416-7522 or the church office at 487-6947.
The Pinnacle Ski Club is hosting its Second Annual Pinnacle Fest on Sunday, February 25th. The event is free to the public with an optional $5 “one day membership” ski passes available for those who want to try skiing or the hill for the first time. Pinnacle Fest runs from 11 AM to 4 PM and features Live music by Riff Johnson, carnival games, free popcorn and hot cocoa, ski races, cardboard sled races, mini ski lessons, food and drinks, and 50/50 raffle. Visit “Second Annual Pinnacle Fest” on the Facebook Event page for more information. The Pinnacle is located at 271 Waverly Avenue.
All Pittsfield Republicans are invited to the Pittsfield Republican Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 21st at the Pittsfield Public Library on 110 Library Street. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM and continues the "Meet the Candidates" series. Shaun Moody is the gubernatorial candidate this month. He has a business background, and will be represented by Lauren LePage. Refreshments will be served.
SEASONAL COOKING CLASS: The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will be holding Seasonal Cooking Classes on Wednesday, February 21st and Wednesday, May 23rd. The winter seasonal cooking class on Wednesday, February 21st will be at 5:30 PM and kick-off with dishes to brighten your winter recipe rotation, including buckwheat injera with whitefish spread, shredded beet salad, cornbread with herb butter, chicken soup verdurette, and acorn brownies. Chef Frank Giglio will lead the classes. The course fee is $25 for MOFGA members and $35 for the general public. The course will take place at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. For more information and to register visit
BENEFIT SUPPER: The community is invited to come and enjoy a meal in support of David and Sharon Dearborn. It will be held on Sunday, February 25th from 3 to 6 PM at the Barrows Skidgel American Legion Post 105 at 82 North Street. David has been diagnosed with Multi-Myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Proceeds from the supper would go toward helping them with things like transportation to and from Brewer for treatments and medications not covered by insurance. The meal consists of spaghetti, salad, rolls, and various desserts. There will be a 50/50 raffle and also donated items where tickets can be purchased to win the items. Cost of the meal: Adults $6, Kids $4, kids under 5 eat free. For more information contact Barbara Meservey at 356-2956.
DEMOCRATS TO CAUCUS: Attention Burnham Democrats. The Maine Democratic Party has announced that Burnham Democrats will caucus on Sunday, March 4th at 2 PM. The caucus will take place at the Burnham Town Hall on the 247 Horseback Road. Doors open at 1:30 PM for voter registration and the caucus will begin at 2 PM. Discuss local, state, and nationwide issues, including candidates for the November 2018 elections. Elect delegates and alternates to the Maine State Convention that will be held on Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th in Lewiston. In case of bad weather the event will be postponed until Sunday, March 11th at 2 PM. For more information contact Nancy at 948-5271.
CANCER PRAYER AND SUPPORT GROUP: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (the house next to the church) on the Dexter Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20th. Meetings are open to anyone in the community or the surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information contact Carol at 278-7952.
The Corinna United Methodist Church is hosting a Free Community Luncheon on Wednesday, February 21st at 11 AM. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. All are welcome to attend and enjoy lunch and fellowship. The church is located at 16 Dexter Road.
PARADE ENTRIES SOUGHT: The Plymouth Fire Department, Recreation Department, and the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church are working together to hold Plymouth Days this year. So mark your calendars for Saturday, June 23rd at 10 AM and start your day off with a parade. If interested in participating in the local parade, contact Barbara Ware at 341-0407 and save your spot on the parade route.
COMMUNITY FITNESS GAME DAY: Community Fitness Game Day will be held on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. The next Game Day will be held on Tuesday, February 20th. Come and socialize over a cup of coffee and enjoy board games, puzzles, cribbage, pickle ball etc. Free to gym members or $10 monthly with a social membership (covers Tuesday and Thursday programs). Game Day will be held at Community Fitness at 31 High Street. For more information contact 876-4813.
Community Fitness Activity Day will be held on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. The next Activity Day will be held on Thursday, February 22nd. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and socialization. Knitting, quilting, felting and crafts. Bring your own handcraft and/or join in for scheduled events. Free to gym members or $10 monthly with a social membership. (Covers Tuesday and Thursday programs). Activity Day will be held at Community Fitness at 31 High Street. For more information contact 876-4813.
SENIORS GAME DAY: Seniors will be holding it's next game day on Tuesday, February 20th at 10 AM. The event will be held at the Grange Hall across from Bratt's store and beside the Stetson Post Office. Everyone is welcome and there will be a variety of games cribbage and board games and cards to enjoy. Senior Game Day will be held weekly on Tuesdays.
HARTLAND REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: The town caucus will be held on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM at the Town Office on Elm Street. All Hartland Republicans are invited to caucus with their neighbors for the purpose of electing local officers of the committee and delegates to represent Hartland at the State Convention to be held Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th. New members are welcome.